Fresh herbs and spices make an amazing difference to any meal: their flavour, colour, aroma. But let’s be honest, when you are busy, particularly during the week, fresh herbs just aren’t practical. Count the bunches of wilted herbs that you’ve thrown out after only a few days….and we all know the hassle of garlic fingers!
The farm-to-plate story
Your herbs start their life as a little seed on broad acre farms in Queensland and Victoria. The herbs are cared for, fed and grown organically by our dedicated group of farmers who are truly passionate about producing fresh herbs that are brimming with essential oils, which is the key to unlocking flavoursome, aromatic and colourful herbs. Years of research and work has been invested into finding the optimum conditions and care for each variety of herb.
Two Australian scientists (and brothers) frustrated with the short life of culinary herbs develop the ‘Eva Fresh’ technology which extends the shelf life of fresh herbs, without the need of cooking or heating. The technology is eventually bought by Berri, a fruit juice manufacturer.
Consideration for the environment has been very important to Gourmet Garden and this is reflected in the design of the company’s headquarter building built in 2006, which houses the factory, laboratories and offices.